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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ballad Health announces initiative to create regional, comprehensive trauma system, other systemic improvements

Ballad Health leaders announced plans including the creation of a comprehensive regional trauma and emergency care system including pediatric trauma, the addition of Niswonger Children’s Hospital pediatric emergency rooms in Kingsport and Bristol, and strengthening high-acuity care in Kingsport. ... read more about Ballad Health announces initiative to create regional, comprehensive trauma system, other systemic improvements.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Introducing the new Ballad Health Regional Trauma and Emergency System and other improvements

Launching mid-2019, our innovative regional trauma / emergency care system will connect Ballad Health’s 20 hospital ERs and trauma services so patients get the right care in the right place as quickly as possible. Improvements include increasing the level of care at Niswonger Children’s Hospital. ... read more about Introducing the new Ballad Health Regional Trauma and Emergency System and other improvements.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ballad Health holding events for Virginia Medicaid enrollment

Through recent legislation in Virginia, 400,000 more adults will have access to healthcare coverage in 2019. Ballad Health is helping people find out if they qualify for Medicaid, understand their options and apply for coverage during free enrollment events across Southwest Virginia. ... read more about Ballad Health holding events for Virginia Medicaid enrollment.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Ballad Health reports first quarter results

Ballad Health announced financial results from its 1st quarter under a combined budget. For the quarter, operating cash flow for the newly merged health system improved to $49.7 million from $45.3 million, a 9.8% increase. Total cash flow improved by 25.2%. Revenue increased by 2%. ... read more about Ballad Health reports first quarter results.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Four Ballad Health hospitals select new names

As Ballad Health continues its work to bring together hospitals, medical practices and other services to form a Community Health Improvement Organization, one small but important step is rolling ou ... read more about Four Ballad Health hospitals select new names.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization services move from Indian Path to Holston Valley

As Holston Valley Medical Center and Indian Path Medical Center begin collaborating to care for the residents of Kingsport and surrounding area, the hospitals have begun the process of integrating all Kingsport-based invasive and advanced cardiology services to Holston Valley. ... read more about Diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac catheterization services move from Indian Path to Holston Valley.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Smyth County helping to address national opioid crisis with $737,000 grant

Community stakeholders in Smyth County are taking a leadership role in addressing the national opioid crisis at the local level, thanks to a $737,000 federal grant from the Rural Health Opioid Program, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. ... read more about Smyth County helping to address national opioid crisis with $737,000 grant .

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Lifelike childbirth simulator helps nurses, hospital staff prepare for labor and deliveries

Victoria isn’t attempting a world record. Her real name is Victoria® S2200, and she’s a high-tech childbirth simulator that helps healthcare workers prepare for labor and delivery events, including early labor complications, high-risk deliveries and postpartum emergencies. ... read more about Lifelike childbirth simulator helps nurses, hospital staff prepare for labor and deliveries.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Ballad Health’s accountable care organization generates savings for fifth year in a row

AnewCare Collaborative – Ballad Health’s accountable care organization – is one of only 21 accountable care organizations in the country to generate savings for the fifth year in a row, according to results released recently by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. ... read more about Ballad Health’s accountable care organization generates savings for fifth year in a row.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Ballad Health Foundation to offer free vision care to qualifying community members

Ballad Health Foundation is partnering with local optometrists and opticians to provide free vision care – which includes glasses – to qualifying community members. All applications need to be turned in on October 11 at Laughlin’s main lobby between 8-11 a.m.  ... read more about Ballad Health Foundation to offer free vision care to qualifying community members.

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